It is with a heavy heart, we announce the cancellation of Luton St Patrick’s Festival 2020.

This includes The Irish Comedy Drama in the Luton Library Theatre on 14 March; our involvement with the pre-parade mass, the parade, Market Hill Stage, The Mall Stage, The Hat Factory Stage, and the Irish Market and family area on 15 March; and the St Patrick’s Day Celebration in the Celtic Club on 17 March.

Following a statement by the British and Irish Prime Ministers relating to the Covid 19/Coronavirus and outlining restrictions, a number of artists and both parade and market participants have become concerned and withdrawn, which has had a huge impact on our programme. This, added to our concerns for the health and wellbeing of the whole community meant we had no option but to take the difficult decision to cancel the Festival.

Luton St Patrick’s Festival plays an important part in our cultural calendar and we are sorry for the disappointment many people will feel on missing this popular annual event. Many months of planning and preparation went into this event, and we are grateful to the volunteers and supporters that have given hundreds of hours and their unwavering backing.

Full refunds will be made to all ticketholders in the coming weeks.

We urge you to follow NHS guidance to stay safe.

Any queries to info@lutonirishforum.org

Cancellation of all Luton St Patrick’s events 2020